Ohio Team Wins King Kat Tourney In West Virginia

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Winning team of Carl Morris Jr. and Sean Martin.
King Kat

This past weekend the Cabela?s King Kat Tournament Trail hit the waters of the Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia. In the event top anglers from eight different states were competing not only for cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Cabela?s King Kat Classic. This year's Cabela?s King Kat Classic will be held on the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama September 27-29, 2012.

Results for the Top 5 Teams

Taking first place and $2,500 was the team of Carl Morris Jr and Sean Martin of Ohio with a total weight of 42.75 pounds. The team also took big fish of the event with a 20.85 pounds flathead catfish, earning them an additional $400. Morris and Martin received an additional $200 from Monster Rod Holders for winning the event using Monster Rod Holders. The duo fished near Brownsville, Pennsylvania targeting 15-20 feet of water using cut shad, skipjack and bluegill, catching a total of seven fish for the day. Teams are allowed to weigh in their top five fish for the day.

Willie Smith of Ohio and Todd Anderson of West Virginia took second with 32.95 pounds, earning $1,200. The duo were fishing from Star City back towards the weigh-in site at Morgantown in 17-25 feet of water using a variety of bait options, but only catching fish when using shad. The team caught over 20 fish for the day.

Third place went to Brian Thomas of South Carolina and Jimmy Thomas Jr of West Virginia with a weight of 25.15 pounds, earning $700. The team fished 6-8 miles downstream in 18-23 feet of water using skipjack to catch 25 fish for the day.

Tommy Hunt of West Virginia and Burt Hunt of North Carolina took fourth place with 24.95 pounds, good enough to earn $400. The Hunts fished near the Opekiska Dam in 11-20 feet of water using Rippin Lips and Mustad Hooks, catching over 20 fish for the day.

Fifth place went to the Masontown, West Virginia team of Nathan Long and Travis Knotts, weighing in 22.25 pounds and earning $200. Long and Knotts were fishing 6-8 miles upstream in 20 feet of water using creek chubs to catch 12 fish for the day.

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